From: Frankie Wood-Black <fwblack**At_Symbol_Here**CABLEONE.NET>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Electronic devices in teaching lab
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:58:21 -0500
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I would say yes - it is hazardous waste - and the person has no choice. Which is why - they should not have it in the laboratory.

On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 12:25 PM, Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:


It's becoming increasingly difficult to keep undergraduates from using their electronic devices in the teaching lab. We disclaim that any damage is not the responsibility of the institution.

Here's the question: What if something hazardous is spilled on the device and it can't be decontaminated? Does the device become hazardous waste at that point? What if the owner isn't willing to give up the device for disposal?

This scenario hasn't presented itself =E2=80" yet!



Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow

Safety Manager

Department of Chemistry

University of California, Davis

122 Chemistry

1 Shields Ave.

Davis, CA 95616




Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction

that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,

can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."

Frankie Wood-Black, Ph.D., REM, MBA
Principal - Sophic Pursuits
6855 Lake Road
Ponca City, OK 74604

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